viterra® Cover crop blend



... suitable for late sowing


  • Quick greening due to very fast-growing components
  • White mustard ALBATROS and indian mustard ENERGY make this blend especially suitable for late sowing (until mid-/late September)
  • Varieties that are not winter-hardy allow strip tilling of the following crop in spring
  • Ideal before maize and also suitable as a cover crop after early maize harvest
  • Low seed bed requirements enable easy and cost-effective sowing
  • viterra® SCHNELLGRÜN is especially recommended for maize crop rotations

Blend details:

Seeds %: 24 % Berseem clover
43 % White mustard ALBATROS
18 % False flax
15 % Brown mustard ENERGY
Free of crucifers: no
Free of legumes: no
Winter hardy: no

Crop rotation suitability:

+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended
Maize ++
Cereals +
Oilseed rape
Sugar beets
Intensive crops


  • Suitable for ecological focuse areas
  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 4
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 8
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Early August to mid-/late September - depending on location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development is recommended.
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill seed or spreader

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